|Former county constituency|
for the Scottish Parliament
Paisley North was a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). It elected one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) by the first past the post method of election. Also, however, it was one of nine constituencies in the West of Scotland electoral region, which elected seven additional members, in addition to nine constituency MSPs, to produce a form of proportional representation for the region as a whole.
From the Scottish Parliament election, 2011, the town of Paisley was split between two new constituencies. Paisley largely replaced Paisley North and Paisley South. Renfrewshire North and West took some parts of the north west of Paisley.
Before the 2011 Boundary Review, the other eight constituencies of the West of Scotland region were; Dumbarton, Clydebank and Milngavie, Cunninghame North, Eastwood, Greenock and Inverclyde, Paisley South, Strathkelvin and Bearsden and West Renfrewshire
The region covers the West Dunbartonshire council area, the East Renfrewshire council area, the Inverclyde council area, most of the Renfrewshire council area, most of the East Dunbartonshire council area, part of the Argyll and Bute council area and part of the North Ayrshire council area.
The Paisley North constituency was created at the same time as the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, with the name and boundaries of an existing Westminster constituency. In 2005, however, the Westminster (House of Commons) constituency was abolished in favour of new constituencies.
The Holyrood constituency was within the Renfrewshire council area. The rest of the Renfrewshire area was covered by the Paisley South, West Renfrewshire and Glasgow Govan constituencies.
The West Renfrewshire constituency also covered a portion of the Inverclyde council area, and the Glasgow Govan constituency also covered a portion of the Glasgow City council area.
Glasgow Govan was in the Glasgow electoral region.
|2011||Constituency abolished: replaced by Paisley|
|Liberal Democrats||Angela McGarrigle||1,570||6.8||-0.9|
|Scottish Socialist||Iain Hogg||525||2.3||-5.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Brian O'Malley||2,338||7.7||±0.0|
|Scottish Socialist||Sean Hurl||1,678||7.6||+4.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Tamsin Mayberry||2,133||7.7||N/A|
|Scottish Socialist||Fiona Macdonald||1,007||3.6||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|